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  • Fort Dodge, IA
  • Happily Married man and Father who recently was talked into the new world of Homebrew more specifically wine making. we started our first batch in February 2010 and am nervous about everything, not just wine, until it's finished,
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  • Posted in thread: IOWA Brewers! Echo, Echo, Echo... on 06-02-2015 at 02:56 PM
    threw together a light summer ale this past weekend, and picked up the ingredients for my next
    batch, the deception cream stout from this site!! looks tasty! other than that I just finished
    up my 4 ta...

  • Posted in thread: Can this carboy be saved? on 05-29-2015 at 04:38 PM
    I too would keep this as a memorial to my father and a pastime that made him happy. carboys are
    cheap, memories are priceless.

  • Posted in thread: Drunken Emu's Mississippi River Water (Hard Tea) on 05-29-2015 at 03:04 PM
    Question, for whoever's still reading this thread: I now have 8 bombers full of this stuff, and
    it tastes pretty meh. I used 5 oz of thawed store-brand lemonade concentrate to back sweeten
    (added it t...

  • Posted in thread: Girl Scout Cookie Caramel Delites (Samoas) Beer on 05-08-2015 at 03:05 PM
    definitely subbed, I've been wanting to try something like this ever since I read this article.
    thanks for sharing!!

  • Posted in thread: Maple Wine on 05-06-2015 at 09:00 PM
    Do you have a hydrometer? bubbles aren't really an indication on whether it's finished
    fermenting. If the hydrometer reading is around .99 it's finished the only thing left to do is
    let it age a bit. ...

  • Posted in thread: Strawberry addition on 05-04-2015 at 02:35 PM
    if it's anything like wine making I would freeze the strawberries first to help break down the
    cells of the fruit. just my two cents

  • Posted in thread: Looking to clone Not Your Father's Root Beer (Small Town Brewery) on 04-22-2015 at 11:36 PM
    272954 picked up a four pack of this since I can't get nyfrb here in the middle of Iowa. It's
    not bad but I can see where it seems overly sweet almost syrupy. I wouldn't drink more than one
    of these a...

  • Posted in thread: question on fruit on 04-21-2015 at 02:19 AM
    Thanks everyone! Fermentation is still going strong and the fruit is still in the mix. Made
    plenty of wine and I assumed this was similar but had a little nervous moment on how long to
    leave it in. To...

  • Posted in thread: I wish they would bring back ______ on 04-20-2015 at 09:15 PM
    Yeah, Jonny Quest was awesome. :) I miss the cartoons we had as kids up through the 1970's and
    80's.how about just Saturday morning cartoons, Looney Tunes, He-man, Thundercats, GI Joe,
    inspector gadge...

  • Posted in thread: question on fruit on 04-16-2015 at 08:48 PM
    okay, so how long do you usually leave it in your primary? about a month sound about right?

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